Love is such a broad term. I LOVE ice cream and I LOVE my wife – is that the same? We use the same word. Fortunately, the Greeks had four different words for LOVE:
Storge (store-ĝee) – fondness or affection.
Philia – friendship.
Eros – romantic love.
Agape (eh-ĝa-pee) – selfless love.
In our text today from 1 John, we can go back to the Greek and see which of those words was used – any guesses? Yep – Agape.